Nobody likes that feeling of exhaustion that hits right around 3 pm, where you have to wonder if just one more cup of coffee is a good idea. You don’t know how to do without it. And on top of it all, you’re counting down the hours left until you can sleep again.
If you have felt this way or feel this way now, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, for many, just because you finally have the chance to sleep at night, doesn’t mean that you will. You might just lay in bed, ready to rest, only to find your brain won’t let you. These are very common symptoms of adrenal fatigue, also known as burnout.
Adrenal fatigue is very dangerous and left to its own devices can lead to serious autoimmune diseases. If you’re not waking up energized and rested, if you’re finding yourself craving caffeine or sweets come mid afternoon, you might be dealing with adrenal fatigue. And we want to help you by sharing some simple home remedies that will help you feel rested, boost your immune system, and jumpstart your energy levels.
Simple Home Remedies and Tips to Reverse Adrenal Fatigue
Early to bed: This one may seem logical, but it’s true nonetheless. Make sure, if you’re dealing with extreme exhaustion, that you commit to a good 30 days of going to bed early. Sure you might miss out on late night activities, but you’ll get your health and energy levels back, which you’ll find is worth it.
Hydration: Adrenal fatigue causes dehydration. To reverse the effects, make sure you’re drinking water constantly throughout the day. Think of your tired self as a wilted flower. Water the flower, and it will stop being wilted. Your brain needs adequate water to function, so give as asked.
Invigoration: Don’t just pinch yourself to wake up, use Eucalyptus oil. Just a few sprays of Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist into your shower will wake up your mind from its morning fog. And as an added benefit, it will rejuvenate your circulation and respiratory systems, boosting your immune system as well.
B Vitamins: B Vitamins are necessary for proper adrenal function. Diets that are higher in fat and lower in carbs can rob the body of its needed B vitamins. Get a high quality supplement if you think you might not be getting enough from your diet.
No Toxins: Reduce or eliminate refined sugars and toxins from your diet. Your body’s insulin levels and defense systems rise and fall dramatically when having to deal with added toxins. This includes alcohol and sweets. Take some time off. You won’t regret it.
Stress Less: You might be surprised at how detrimental stress is to your health; especially your adrenals. Stress releases extra cortisol—the body’s stress hormone. Too much cortisol puts you at dangerous risk for autoimmune disorders. And it can take even more time and extreme amounts of rest to heal and reach homeostasis. If you know you have high stress, consider your options. Look for more ways to pause in your daily life and remind yourself of what’s important. Look for things to have gratitude about. Ask for help. Don’t put too much on your shoulders. Talk to your family and closest friends and let them know you need support in making changes.
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